BOOK REVIEWS

1910 School Science and Mathematics  
Very many elementary human physiologies have been written; a new one should, therefore, have a valid excuse for its appearance. At first sight the present book is disappointing, as it makes little use of experimental work. The book is simply a reading book. I find three tilings for which to commend it. First, the author has succeeded in telling his story in a simple, clear, straight-forward .style that is in pleasing contrast to the majority of science books written for young people. The
more » ... people. The paragraphing and use of leaded and italicized types are also good. The second good feature is the extended .section devoted to germ diseases, about sixty pages, with a special chapter on tuberculosis. This is undoubtedly the most valuable feature of the book. The germs, both bacteria and protozoa, are clearly described as they appear in the most important diseases, together with methods of prevention, toxins, antitoxins, vaccination, use of disinfectants, etc. A third feature not often seen in books of this sort is the comparison of the organs of man with those of other animals. This comparison is brief, of course, but will probably lend interest to the study. The author is always very positive in his statements. This, of course, for young readers, adds clearness, but when the facts are unknown or in doubt it would be better to qualify the statements. A case in point is the view taken of oxidation within the cells, likening it m the
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